first comment on youtube

I just got my first ever YouTube comment on a video I made about the calm life in Oahu, Hawaii. What a great surprise on Earth Day! I am so happy about it because it's a video I made out of complete joy and inspiration for a trip I care so deeply about with full [...]

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perfection is boring

I'm not sure if it's this new creative kick I'm on, but I sorta find perfection in the media boring lately. The sleekest photograph, the right pose, the smooth edits in video---I don't feel as though there is anything to be learned or gained anymore. I want to push through the glossy, created beauty and see [...]

for the love of art | light & color lab

I love art. Art will forever be a part of my livelihood as long as I can afford it, create it and embrace it. In grade school, I never really took art seriously. It was just something I had fun with and the classes at school made me happy. My art teacher from my elementary [...]

the star

my wish was granted before the star fell down last night. it leaped into the deepest ocean lit in between the swirling seaweed. constantly twinkling its pointed corners moving from here to there. upwards it flew towards the sky having landed on the cool grass. it illuminated the ground below sprinkling golden dust of jewels. [...]

color & design: photography and music videos

I think one of the most surprising things I learned about myself is that I really value design and color. They could be about anything; food presentation, home interiors, choreography and fashion. It's silly to not know before, but now that I do, it seems so obvious. I did not have a desire to study [...]

going with the flow

I haven't painted in so long. I've had mini sparks of inspiration here and there to get my supplies out and just start. But I always end up resisting it. Or I'm too lazy to actually do the work. The motivation in me to do things this week has dwindled down a lot compared to [...]

a day to love

Long gone are the days in which I'd idolize the suave British actor or the sweet, yet flawed teen heartthrob. I have come a long way. We all have. Relationships can be complicated and layered and I think media makes it very easy to ignore the harder parts. But I also think the joyful, deeply [...]

teenage love

youth hormones formulate trials and experiments with love invested inwards feelings placed up reality kicks it back down heart and body reactions unseen forces gripped tight no straight paths only through and around Why d'ya have to be so cute? It's impossible to ignore you Must you make me laugh so much It's bad enough [...]

music therapy

it's the piano keys hitting the downer notes. it's the guitar that strums along with the beat. it's the lyrics that dance along the melodies. it's the meaning behind all the words; every single letter that created the masterpiece. i used to live in this bubble of misconception that what i listened to defined who [...]

butterfly petals

I don't think butterfly petals is their official name. I don't know the name of this flower at all. It was so eye-catching though. They were so perfect, they looked like they were made by hand; a controlled and intentional creation. But rather, they stemmed from nature. Grown from a blueprint unseen and unpredictable. I [...]

clarity

we sat on the rocks. early morning trying to catch the sunrise. we drove in it as we drove by it getting here. we weren't disappointed though because we've seen so many. it never gets old chasing the sun. it's too beautiful and you just feel like the whole world is greater than whatever worry's [...]

“look at the stars” – coldplay

I never thought I'd listen to Coldplay as much as I have in my life. I even own one of their cds randomly, oddly, since I don't consider them one of my favorite bands. But maybe I do now. There's just something about the words they sing. Or the messages they have. I think I'm [...]

painted skies

I stared out onto the sky for hours. Seeing how it changed from moment to moment. The transitions happened so seamlessly and whenever I blinked, there was a new transformation. An airplane from afar flew by; painted the sky with its own clouds of patterns. Catching the sunset is so humbling. Brings me down from [...]